All about Kingstown Hospital Radio
Kingstown Radio is a Hospital Broadcasting Service run entirely by volunteers.
The station broadcast live to the hospitals of Kingston upon Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire on Hospedia channel 5 and 1350 AM (medium wave), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our dedicated team of individuals allow us to provide a mix of entertainment, information, great music, news and friendly chat. Kingstown Hospital Radio is self funded through sponsorship and other fund raising initiatives run throughout the year.
History of the Radio Station
The formation of Kingstown Radio, in Kingston upon Hull, goes back to the 1950s, with the original desire to broadcast football commentaries of Hull City’s matches to patients in the local hospital.
City joined forces with their supporters and following discussions with a number of key parties, the idea a reality with the first game transmitted on 8th November 1952.
Kingston upon Hull telephones department and local cable company REDIFFUSION made the vision possible, so the sick could hear the action from the club’s old Boothferry Park ground in their hospital beds.
A landline was installed at the ground, from where it was fed into the exchange and so onto the hospitals via the telephone as part of a service which became known as the TIGERFUSION service.